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Address: City Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number:
+855 23 723 949

This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.

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Iconic monument

Drive around this monument at night time and feel the vibe of local traffic. You will drive by it several times coming and going from different sites.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
Omar B
Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Must see in Phnom Penh. Easy to see. I recommend walking around this area. See it during the day with bustling traffic but don't forget to stop by at night when it is all lit up!

Thank lfdavenp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Independence Monument is very beautiful it was established from the independence of Cambodia and France there are lots of different local Cambodian food on offer there as well

Thank Allan O
Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Drive around this monument at night time and feel the vibe of local traffic. You will drive by it several times coming and going from different sites.

Thank Omar B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

It's better to come here at night for a selfie or portrait with the monument (during daytime it is too hot to do that). We realised no one is up the stairs so came down half way as a sign of respect. It also serves as the key indicator while exploring the city so you know which direction you are... More 

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We were shown this by our tuk-tuk driver. He stopped there and walked with us, telling us the whole history. Amazing.

Thank mariette351
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Situated on a busy roundabout, an impressive monument. It is likely that you will see it on the way to/from the airport as it is on a main route into the city center

Thank Worldhopper8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this monument just as the sun was setting. It looked absolutely stunning at dusk, highly recommended as it close to a couple of other tourist attractions, the previous kings statue and the prime ministers house that can all be visited at the same time

Thank Bev6968
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Free to visit and worth including as part of a tuk tuk tour of the city, the freedom monument is in a strip of statues and greenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Worth a visit here, make sure you have someone to explain the history, good starting point to take a tuk tuk journey around the city

Thank Wardies4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth a quick visit or just pass it in tuk tuk. We had a tuk tuk driver for the day and we wanted to c this. Well worth a few fotos

Thank David G

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